“There will never be another era, quite like the golden age of Hollywood. We didn’t know how to blow up buildings – so instead we told great stories.”
Turner Classic Movies infinitely rich with history, and rightfully so is it’s charismatic host Ben Mankiewicz. With his unique contemporary style and off the cuff banter – he says viewers did not readily embrace him during early days in that big leather chair.
Well as it goes he’s been winning hearts one film introduction at a time, sharing details every classic movie lover yearns to discover.
What’s the secret to his success?
‘I’ve stayed true to myself and what I do best, and hey – nobody can read a teleprompter quite like I can.’
A pleasure talking to this fascinating man with the golden job. Find out why he hopes this gig will go on forever.